For many years, the sisters of Saint Elisabeth Convent spent their Christmastide visiting church parishes and taking part in fairs. With them, they brought the products of our workshops to share with the world the joy of the Nativity of Christ and raise much-needed funds to support our charitable works and ministries. With its lockdowns and restrictions on travel, the pandemic has changed this and sent us looking for innovative ways to keep in touch and share with you the delight of the Christmas season. As a solution, we launched our online Christmas market initiative. This market is already our second. So feel welcome and enjoy your visit!
Every product comes with the gift of prayer and love from its makers, our clergy and our whole monastic family. We make our products by hand to individual design from natural materials. They come in limited series quickly succeeded by new product lines. No two items are alike, and each is special in multiple ways.
Choose from a wide selection of items and bring the joy of Christmas to your loved ones. We offer:
This year, we are pleased to offer you a new feature—gift box collections of items from our workshops. They will be helpful to those having difficulty deciding what to choose. We have put together a wide variety of gift boxes for children and adults to let you choose your perfect gift!
We deliver by mail and use protective packaging to ensure that even the most fragile item will reach you safely. Because postal services will increase delivery times during peak loads, please order your gift as early as possible.
Since its establishment over twenty years ago, Saint Elisabeth Convent has conducted ministry and charitable work among the patients of the nearby mental health clinic and long-term care facilities for adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. Over the years, we have expanded our charitable activities by launching two shelters ('farmsteads') for disadvantaged men and women, starting several assisted employment workshops for people with mental illness, and putting in place a visiting nurse programme. By patronizing our Christmas market, you support these good works and help those most in need.
On behalf of our whole monastic family, we wish you and your loved ones a bright and joyful Christmas fast that is coming soon. May the light of God's love illuminate your life!
The bells for the church of Saint Sergius of Radonezh have arrived from the factory. All is ready for installation. The bells’ chimes will enter the lives of the women residents and inspire them to fight for their new life and their salvation.
We are looking forward to hearing his voice soon in the chiming of the bells of the church named in his honour. We expect it to happen soon with your donations, which recently exceeded two-thirds of the needed amount.
We have brought together the most joyful and significant events that took place at our Convent in 2022, as well as some of our plans for the future.
You can become a Secret Angel by purchasing products from a special category that will be sent to children with special needs who live permanently in boarding homes which our Sisters look after every day.
Some 30 disadvantaged women living at our farmstead are working hard to find healing to their souls and reunite with God. We have launched a fundraising effort to procure 7 bells for the farmstead’s church, and are inviting you to pitch in.
From 17 to 26 September, Saint Elisabeth Convent takes part in the online festival of Orthodox artists, blessed and supported by His Eminence Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Nikitas and the Brotherhood of the Orthodox Mission Abroad.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! It gives us great joy to share with you the good news: two of our monastic sisters who were the first to be diagnosed with COVID-19 have fully recovered.